Tag Archives: SOUTH KOREA

Plain EngRish #15 : Menus

Another week and another dose of Plain EngRish is here! Re-visiting the Menu theme from a few weeks back, here are some more great menu muddles from around Asia. Honestly, who knew dining out could be so funny?? Continue reading

Plain EngRish #14 : Rules, rules rules

Today in Plain EngRish #14, we learn that Asia, like anywhere else in the world has rules.  It’s just that in Asia, rules often come in the form of EngRish.  These, as you may have guessed, are my favourite kind of rules.

To ensure you stay on the right side of the law on your Asian adventures, be sure to adhere to the following rules… even if no one else does. Continue reading

Plain EngRish #11 : Freudian Slips

Greetings and welcome back to These Roads for Week #11 of Plain EngRish where the English is bad, the EngRish is good and Freudian Slips are the flavour of the month!

I love the EngRish line-up for today’s post and would like to say a very big thank you to David and Darryl for bringing home the bacon for us this week.  Not only are their photos hilarious, but they also bring about the induction of 2 new countries into the Plain EngRish Hall of Fame.  Amazing!

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Plain EngRish #10 : Makeover

 

This week in Plain EngRish we will see that not only can EngRish make us laugh, it can also make us beautiful! Get those pens ready to take notes people. It’s time to beautify! Continue reading

5 More Things I Miss About South Korea

You might recall that a few weeks ago I published a post called 5 Things I Miss About South Korea. I couldn’t fit everything I wanted to include into that list, not by a long shot, in fact I think I’d need a Friday Five-Hundred in order to cover everything I miss about Korea. Well, I’m feeling nostalgic for the Land of the Morning Clam today and have decided that it’s time for the next installment of that list with 5 More Things I Miss About South Korea. Continue reading

5 Gross Foods To Try (or not) In Asia

Trying local dishes is inherent to travel. There’s really no escaping it… and nor should you want to!  Some of the most amazing meals of my life have been consumed while traveling – Indian curries, Japanese sushi, Cambodian Amok, Chinese duck – the list is long. These are the meals that have left their mark on me for their deliciousness… they’re the stuff my hunger-fueled daydreams are made of, they’re what keep me trying new foods everywhere I go.

But then there are those dishes that are memorable for other reasons; for the significant challenge they posed to my stomach and gag-reflex, for making me want to cry at the prospect of eating them, for their downright grossness. Some look much worse than they tasted, others tasted worse than they look, but they all took a lot of mental-conditioning to put into my mouth and they’re all reasonably common dishes in their local sphere. It is to these foods that this week’s Friday Fives is dedicated.

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